Preface; Acknowledgements; Chapter 1: Introduction; Part I. The Social and Political Context of Domestic; Chapter 2: The Historical Influences on Contemporary Issues of Domestic Violence; Chapter 3: Theories of Causation; Chapter 4: Definitional Dilemmas; Chapter 5: Myths, Facts and Stats on Domestic Violence; Chapter 6: Why Women Stay in Domestic Violence Situations; Chapter 7: Men as Victims; Part II. Issues, Risks and the Legal Context; Chapter 8: Violence again Women; Chapter 9: Same Sex Violence; Chapter 10: Domestic Violence and Migration; Chapter 11: Impact on Children and Young People; Chapter 12: The Domestic Violence Helping System; Chapter 13: The Legal System; Part III. Social Work and Human Service Practice; Chapter 14: Risk Assessment and Safety Plans for Social Work and Human Service Practice; Chapter 15: Working with Women who have Experienced Domestic and Family Violence; Chapter 16: Working with Offenders/Perpetrators; Chapter 17: Self-Care and Frameworks for Practice; Chapter 18: Resources; Glossary of Terms; Index
Deborah Walsh, PhD is a social work practitioner who is a specialist in domestic and family violence work. She has 20 years' experience working with women victim/survivors of domestic and family violence, together with nine years' experience running intervention programs for domestically violent men. Deborah is currently lecturing at the University of Queensland in the Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work. She developed one of Australia's first risk assessment frameworks for use in family violence work and conducted a landmark Australian study on the level, extent, and nature of violence against women during pregnancy.